Contributor Category: #ITalkSex Women

Grace

“I talk sex because it shouldn’t be taboo: I’m all about loving sex!” “I talk sex because not enough people do. Some women won’t open up and be honest about their sex lives, sexual desires or sexuality because they’re afraid of what others might think. This taboo situation drives me properly crazy – and not …

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Jannette

“I talk sex because by simply speaking up, you may ultimately change another woman’s life for the better. “ “I talk sex because silence breeds shame and ignorance, and allows oppressive behaviour towards women to go unchallenged. “By speaking openly and sharing feelings and experiences, we can teach and learn from each other. Ultimately, we …

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Sandra

“I talk sex because I’ve learned to love and value myself” “I talk sex because women across every generation have become disconnected from their sexuality and bodies. We have all experienced sexual shame and trauma in different degrees and forms. “There is significant power in our female sexuality, for healing, and for connection with ourselves …

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Sarah

“I talk sex because I was raped – and too ashamed to report it” “I talk sex because sexual predators take advantage of women’s silence. When I was raped, it took me a while to even realise what had happened to me. Because it did not happen in the way that we see on TV: …

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Rachael

I talk sex because I love my body “Talking sex is important to me because black women are usually left out of the sexual empowerment conversation: we are often over-sexualised. “I would like to be a face for the woman who finds sex interesting, empowering and powerful. I want to represent the woman who has …

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Endrielly

“I talk sex to put an end to narrow-minded ignorance and abuse” “I’m originally from Brazil – when people hear this, they instantly assume I have a lot of sex and love any physical contact. “I have also been a victim of sexual abuse: at the age of 10 I was sexually abused by an …

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Laura

“I talk sex because if everyone spoke openly, no one would need to feel ashamed” “When I was younger, I struggled with both desires and shame around sex. I didn’t masturbate and therefore never had an orgasm until I was 23. Since then, it’s been a real journey exploring my sexuality. “In the past, I …

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Kit

“I talk sex because I survived: I was raped because no one ‘talked sex’ to me” “Everything I know about sex has been self-sought and self-taught, through experiences and discussions that were always too taboo for my environment or my peers. I value so much my sexuality and I’ve benefited from those accessible people who …

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Rudo

“Sex is a very human thing – yet only one gender is allowed to speak openly about it” “Sex is constantly around us: as a very human thing, necessary to our survival as a species; and also as a very commercial thing, used every day by the advertising world to sell products not even slightly …

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